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Do you believe the lost fisherman story?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MonsterD, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I'm sure most of you have heard it, this guy gets adrift in the ocean working as a fisherman with a kid who was 18. After months the kid dies because he can't handle eating the raw wildlife to survive and this guy lasts 13 months adrift 6000 miles from close to Mexico.

    So I see a ton of people commenting there is no way and too many people are gullible to believe someone can survive that long at sea in a small boat.

    I understand the guy wasn't completely emaciated and he was not tan, but there can be reasoning behind that, so if everything is checking to be true so far why is everyone so skeptical?

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slat...onths_is_found_6_000_miles_from_where_he.html
  2. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Everything I heard seems to be checking out so far. I have no reason not to believe it.
  3. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    It is entirely possible. I have read/heard several survival stories since last May. My sisters really close friend has a missing daughter on the American schooner Nina. Her name is Danielle Wright and we are still holding out what hope is left. The money has all but ran out with no more help from the government in the search.
  4. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    The story goes the other guy died because he wouldn't eat raw fish. That showed me this is a hoax of some sort. Anyone faced with death is gonna eat anything he can.
  5. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    His body couldn't tolerate it, he rejected the raw food, threw it up.
  6. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I remember reading about and seeing the story on NBC Nightly News, about the Nina last June, about 3 weeks after the last contact from her. That section of ocean, the Tasman Sea, is notorious for bad weather that time of year, especially since it's winter in that part of the globe.

    I recall reading where the Australians initially put out one of the largest search efforts they've ever mounted, but their deadline past and neither they or the New Zealand gov continue.

    I also saw the article about the satellite image from the NY Daily News.

    Satellite images show possible ghost ship that may be missing American yacht
  7. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing the survivor ate the guy.
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  8. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Yea, saw that too. That was awhile ago though :(
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Including a shipmate who, as luck would have it, happened to die to an unverifiable yet irrefutable manner.

    He chose not to eat. So I did.
  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    His mind couldn't tolerate it.
  11. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Riiiiiight.
  12. MonsterD

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    Ok I get it this a sticking point for you guys. To me that is peculiar almost bordering on fantastical, but would love to hear any doctor's opinions on it.
  13. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I don't buy the body refused the raw fish. Millions, heck billions of people eat raw fish every day. I just had some sushi myself. I've also eaten it on the boat after catching. He would have had to have been sick for his body to repulse it.
  14. MonsterD

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    I agree that he could have had a condition, dehydration seems very plausible, gallbladder condition,etc. But some people who are use to a certain standard of food can't handle a change. If I went to the slums in India and just started eating what they eat I would be throwing up left and right no matter how delicious the food is.
  15. StarMan

    StarMan Active Member

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    I call BS. The guy looks too fat to have lived on raw fish for 13 months. And what about water? I don't think a person could survive on limited rainwater and turtle blood for that long.
  16. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    The kid was voted off the boat by another mans starvation.............[IMG]
  17. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    i wouldnt think blood would be a good substitute for water, idk. it says the climate is hot and humid, typhoons form in that area,etc. maybe he got enough rainwater.
  18. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    How does anyone believe him I think is the better question.

    The guy probably landed on some island and just didn't want to go home or something lol He's been drinking tequila and partying.
  19. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Yea, but raw fish? I don't think so.
  20. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Saw this recent article on it. http://news.yahoo.com/us-parents-comb-pacific-sign-lost-daughter-080939171.html

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